With the cycling world still reeling from the news that two of cycling's biggest and most successful teams could be about to merge and form one 'SuperTeam', Cyrille Guimard is in a state of confusion, wondering who this deal benefits.
"One thing is certain, things are going to happen. Afterwards, if there is a merger between these two teams, there are things which, mathematically (the number of riders under contract) and financially, seem difficult," explains the vastly experienced, legendary figure of French cycling in his column for Cyclism'Actu.
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The possibility of Jumbo-Visma and Soudal - Quick-Step coming together shocked the majority both fans and the insiders of the sport. In Guimard's eyes, if Patrick Lefevere is looking to merge his Soudal - Quick-Step team with a rival, there are better options than Jumbo-Visma.
"It would still be much less complicated with INEOS Grenadiers since they only have around fifteen riders under contract," Guimard explains. "I find that a merger between INEOS Grenadiers and Soudal Quick-Step, two teams in decline, would be much more legitimate and logical."